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Metavononoides melanacanthus
M. melanacanthus
Metavononoides melanacanthus Ferreira, Pedroso & Kury, 2005, from original description.

Suborder

Laniatores

Superfamily

Gonyleptoidea

Family

Cosmetidae

Subfamily

Cosmetinae

Genus

Metavononoides

Metavononoides melanacanthus Ferreira, Pedroso & Kury, 2005[1] is a species of cosmetid from Rio de Janeiro State, in Brazil.

EtymologyEdit

The specific epithet “melanacanthus” is a combination of two Greek roots: “melanos”, meaning “dark, black”, and “acanthos”, meaning “thorn, spine”. It is a reference to the pair of black spines that strongly contrasts against the yellowish white dorsal surface of the body.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ferreira, Cláudio P., Pedroso, Denis R. & Kury, Adriano B., 2005. A new species of Metavononoides from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest (Arachnida: Opiliones: Cosmetidae). Zootaxa, Auckland,64 1087: 45-52.

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